Month: November 2010

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Cloned food is ok according to the Uk’s Food Standards Agency

Cloned food is ok according to the Uk’s Food Standards Agency

“The evidence showed no differences in composition between the meat and milk of conventional animals, clones or their progeny and is therefore unlikely to present any food safety risk.”

Is what they have said about cloned meat and milk, claiming it’s safe to eat and drink.

via Short Sharp Science: Milk and meat from cloned animals declared safe.

High performance LPG Holdens

High performance LPG Holdens

Holden have developed an LPG system that not only performs well but actually out performs petrol below 400rpm. The kit is being offered as an optional extra accross the product line after having such good success with it.

High performance LPG – The Buzz – Cars | Popular Science.

Hot car, Hot as in fire – Ferrari 458 Italia

Hot car, Hot as in fire – Ferrari 458 Italia

The car has been recalled after 5 of them cqaught fire due to a glue used in the wheel arches. The supplier of the glue had a bright idea of changing the compound without testing it!

Red Hot Ferraris- The Buzz – Cars | Popular Science.

Android cannot be spoken of in the Apple appstore

Android cannot be spoken of in the Apple appstore

According to a new Gizmodo article, Apple have once again shown thier desire to monopolise thier market dominence. Below are some quotes from the apps developer, who’s magazine about Android got banned from Apples App store.

“So what’s the problem?” Dixon asked, knowing full well what the problem was.

“You know… your magazine,” replied the Apple rep, who identified himself only as Richard. “It’s just about Android…. we can’t have that in our App Store.”

via Apple Bans Android Magazine From The App Store | Gizmodo Australia.

Welcome to the CrApple Store – I like this guy

Welcome to the CrApple Store – I like this guy

“It took me a while to fucking hate this, but the ostentatiousness of some of the store fronts pisses me off.”

Are some of the golden statements from this dissgruntled employed of Apple. Some visionary insights on just how rediculous some of Apples practices actually are. Well worth the read.

via Welcome to the CrApple Store.

WP7 Jailbroken, well not jailbroken, that’s for iCrap phones. But the locked down os has been cracked open, enabling many more possibilities in the os.

WP7 Jailbroken, well not jailbroken, that’s for iCrap phones. But the locked down os has been cracked open, enabling many more possibilities in the os.

“Windows Phone 7 is “finally” jailbroken! ChevronWP7, the unlocker tool, works with every WP7 phone and allows for the side loading of apps, the use of private APIs, and access to low level functionality. Basically, it unleashes your WP7 phone.”

via Windows Phone 7 Gets Jailbroken | Gizmodo Australia.

Essential android apps – From my HTC HD2

Essential android apps – From my HTC HD2

– AppBrain App Market –
Great for backing up your app install (built into windows marketplace but additional on Android)
– Tetrīs –
Speaks for itself
– The Moron Test: Section 1 –
Funny test to fool your friends
– Ohm’s Law –
The age old calulation of power
– WordPress –
Enables me to post to my blog
– PAC-MAN Championship Ed. Demo –
Not yet tested
– Angry Birds –
Crazy addictive game of slingshotting birds at piggies
– Yellow Pages® Australia –
Speaks for itself
– Google Earth –
Again google Earth speaks for itself
– Retro Camera –
Great retro camera effects
– Horoscope and Tarot –
For those who are into this stuff
– Flash Player 10.1 –
Flash rocks lol
– Google Sky Map –
Very cool almost augmented reality app to show you whats up there in the sky
– Adobe Photoshop Express –
Editing images on the run
– Winamp –
Really whips the llamas ass
– FxCamera –
More camera effects
– Google Goggles –
Take a photo of something and let google find it, translate it or identify it
– Star Wars Light Saber –
shooosh shooosh
– Shazam –
Identify that song thats driving you crazy
– Foursquare –
Check in at places all over the world and show your friends where you are, reccommend a place or score free or discounted stuff
– MSN Messenger Droid X –
Good old msn
– Earth Live Wallpaper –
Live Wallpaper
– Tricorder –
Real working Star Trek Tricorder – shows magentic fields, gforces, radio signals and more
– Bump –
Bump into a friend and share something with them
– Speedtest.net Speed Test –
My HD2 can get 1mbit by 1mbit transfers, on Optus. How fast is your mobile internet?
– SydneyTrain – NSW Australia –
Need to catch a train, look it up with this handy app
– Sydney Traffic Cameras –
Avoid traffic before you reach it
– Instant Heart Rate –
Uses camera to detect your heart rate
– Wifi Analyzer –
Shows WiFi signals strength and channel
– Tuner – gStrings –
Tune your guitar
– Urban Dictionary –
The Urban Dictionary, everything and anything
– Bubble –
Bubble level
– Voice Search –
Google Voice search
– Metal Detector –
Yup it finds metal
– Compass –
Where am i going?
– Advanced Task Killer –
Essential for managing your running apps and keeping your phone running smooth

Hacking the Kinect

Hacking the Kinect

The race to hack the Kinect and use it for some cool things….

The Microsoft Kinect is a great device, but is it only for the XBOX? Several advances have already been made in using it for other means, including using it as a 3D bullet time style pan and zoom, Minority Report style pc control and i am sure there will be plenty more to come.

It’s not the first time XBOX hardware has been used for other means, after all the hardware is all based on the USB standard.

The article below tells a great story of how the Kinect has been eagerly awaited and is the new toy for hackers everywhere.

“While they waited, others charged ahead. By Saturday 6 November, a hacker who goes by the nickname AlexP had gained control of the Kinect’s motors. Microsoft tried to quash the news, saying the Kinect had not been hacked “in any way”. The hacking community took it as an affront. “This is silly, so now we’ve made it $3k,” wrote Adafruit.”

via Inside the race to hack the Kinect – tech – 23 November 2010 – New Scientist.

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